This picture is based off the story of Donkeyskin that I found on deviant art
The actual story is one of my favorites, it’s sort of like Cinderella but not. It’s a folk tale so there are several different renditions of it.
A girl gets proposed to by an old king and she doesn’t want to marry him so she asks for impossible things like, dresses made out of the moon and the sun and a dress more beautiful than any other. He succeeds so she then asks him for either his prized donkey to be skinned for her to wear as a coat OR for one of every species of animals in the kingdom to be used to make her a coat ( that one seems harder so I think that is a better version ) He again succeeds so she then takes the engagement ring and all his gifts and runs away wearing only the skin coat. She finds work as a castle maid in a neighboring kingdom where she is known only as donkey skin. The king who is young and handsome throws three balls and she sheds her coat and wears instead the dress of the moon then the dress of the sun and finally the most lovely dress of all, but just after the balls she disappears and changes back in to donkey skin. Of course the king falls in love with her and he sees her previous engagement ring but thinks nothing of it. He falls ill after the balls because he is grief stricken by the idea of never seeing her again. While he’s sick the head maid must look after him leaving the job of preparing his meals to donkey skin. While making the king a bowl of soup she looses the ring in the soup which is then delivered to the king. Once he sees the ring he demands for the one who made the soup be brought to him. He then sees that it’s donkey skin and then knows that it is his true love. They then lived happily ever after.
Which when you think about it is just because she was shallow but I still like the story.
The first pendant with Jill’s illustration:)
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Another version of Catskin comes from the Brothers Grimm. “Allerleirauh,” which translates to All-Fur or All-Kinds-of-Fur, is the name of both the tale and of the heroine, who wears a coat made out of…well, all kinds of fur.
When Allerleirauh’s father wants to marry her, the girl tries to weasel out of the incestuous arrangement by setting impossible tasks. She asks, in turn for a dress golden as the sun, one silvery as the moon, and one bright as the stars. But the king manages to produce these impossible dresses. So Allerleirauh asks for a coat made out of fur from every animal in the kingdom. When the king manages to provide the fanciful coat, the princess runs away, a journey that leads her to a new kingdom, and a much more suitable suitor…
The webcomic Erstwhile Tales has illustrated the whole story here. Speaking of Erstwhile Tales, this site is definitely required reading for fairy tale buffs. Artists take lesser-known tales from the Brothers Grimm, such as the Farmer’s Clever Daughter and Brother and Sister, and turn them into delightful comics. Go on, check them out for All-Fur, and stay for the other tales!
I love this illustration of Allerleirauh, or “All-Fur,” the titular heroine of the Grimms’ version of Catskin. In this interpretation of the story, the protagonist wears neither a donkey-skin nor a cat-skin, but a coat made of a bit from every animal in the kingdom. Here, artist rcmtrue has made it clear which animals contributed their pelts. And we can even see one of Allerleirauh’s three lovely dresses underneath her cloak—looks like the one as bright as the stars.
Goldilocks and the three bears. Goldilocks running from the cottage & one angry bear.
4 colour lino print based on the story of Bluebeard. The key is made up of symbolism for lust; the bull, the colour blue and holly leaves. The skull is a warning of death and the 666 a reference to the devil. 2012
“The Fairy Godmother waved her hand and a mirror appeared. Cinderella gasped. There in the reflection - standing in the same disordered kitchen, among the drying laundry and dirty pots and pans - was the most beautiful princess she had ever seen. Could it really be her?”
Wandering the corridors of Tumblr, I’ve discovered that most of the Cinderella posts feature the Disney princess in various iterations, with her blonde up-do and big blue eyes. Red Riding Hood, in contrast, appears in many different guises. If Cinderella had never become a Disney film, would this character also possess more faces?
I do appreciate the beauty of the Disney version. She’s iconic and instantly recognizable. But at the same time, I wish that more artists like Kelley would share their own takes on Cinderella. Especially when I see this beautiful illustration.
Have you made or seen any unique interpretations of Cinderella? Let us know!
Reminds me of 20th Century Fox’s Anastasia. Her dress and crown at the end (I think. or her dress from her childhood/one of those Rasputin dreams.) and her hair too.
Lino print with watercolour based on the story of Bluebeard. Same concept as the last image, just in red to symbolism danger and blood. Had to use watercolour because I cut the lino one stage too early! Woopsie. 2012.